Join for a walk in Kvadraturen in Oslo, accompanied by three kvad.
Kvad-ra-turen is a hike and three kvad. At an agreed time and place, we will call you and sing you into Kvadraturen in Oslo.
A kvad is a vocal music tradition from Norwegian folk music. Alone, but together with others, Kvad-ra-turen is looking for connections to the place and a larger community.
The experience unfolds as you walk in the lonely company that only a song sung over the phone can give. Through guided instructions, the audience become dancers and participate in a common choreography that stages our bodies and lets us take part in the cityscape in a different way than the one we know from everyday life.
Berstad/Carlsen last visited Black Box teater with the performance Gangar fra Svartdalen, which, like Kvad-ra-turen, is based on the kvad's tradition of evoking stories – stories that connect us to places. This time they have chosen a harder urban environment with a higher pace and more impressions that affect the physicality and sensitivity of the walk.
Ingeleiv Berstad and Tormod Carlsen have previously worked together in the group Norsk Landskapsteater. Ingeleiv Berstad is a choreographer and dancer. Tormod Carlsen is a director, performing artist and theater scientist. They are both co-founders of the performing arts association Bananaz, and both were previously associated artists at Black Box teater: Tormod Carlsen in 2017–2018, and Ingeleiv Berstad in 2019–2020.
Please bring your mobile phone and your own headset, and make sure the battery in your phone is fully charged.
Meeting point in Kvadraturen. You will receive the exact location after booking your ticket.